I. Employment - Work History
2005 to present: In support of FairElections Oregon Petition Campaign. This is the latest in a number of petition campaigns that I have participated in since 1995, to enact Campaign Finance Reform in Oregon.
If a baseball player slides into home plate and, right before the umpire rules if he is safe or out, the player says to the umpire-"Here is $1,000." What would we call that? We would call that a bribe. If a lawyer was arguing a case before a judge and said, "Your honor before you decide on the guilt or innocence of my client, here is $1,000." What would we call that? We would call that a bribe. But if an industry lobbyist walks into the office of a key legislator and hands her or him a check for $1,000, we call that a campaign contribution. We should call it a bribe." -- Janice Fine
2004 to present: On September 16, elected to finish a year and half term as a member of the Supervisory Committe of Columbia Credit Union, located in Vancouver, Washington. For more on this see: Victory For Save Columbia Credit Union
1998 to present: Elected to the board of directors of Hanford Action of Oregon.
4, I testify on behalf of myself and Fay and Earlean Marsh, in
to ZO533-96-C, an application for a Mining Permit for Removal of
by Leroy Forman. This proposed gravel mine would cut through aquifers
groundwater to wetlands located on property owned by Fay and Earlean
These wetlands continue on to property owned by Metro and are
connected to the Clackamas River. On April 24, I intervene in "Leroy Forman
versus Clackamas County," a Writ of Mandamus proceeding before the
County Circuit Court regarding Clackamas County's failure to render a
on ZO533-96-C under the 120 day rule, ORS 215.428. This case goes all the way to the Oregon State Court of Appeals where it is remanded to back to Clackamas County Circuit Court. On November 15, 2004,
Judge Eve Miller finally rejects Forman's application for a Writ of Mandamus. This decision was not appealed by Leroy Forman.
1995 to present: May 4, 1995, elected Chairperson of the Coalition for Initiative Rights (CIR), an Oregon Political Action Committee opposing Ballot Measure 24, a state constitutional amendment referred by the 1995 Oregon Legislature for a vote in the May 20, 1996, Primary Election where it was defeated. Measure 24 would have required that an equal percentage of the total number of required signatures be gathered from each of Oregon's Congressional Districts before an initiative or a referendum petition could be placed on the ballot. In 1995, I helped CIR sponsor an initiative petition amending Oregon's Constitution to prevent the Oregon Legislature from passing laws restricting the initiative process. This petition failed to obtain enough signatures for the 1996 election ballot and was resubmitted March 13, 1997, along with a petition proposing to enact ballot measure campaign finance reform, for the 1998 election ballot. Neither of these petitions obtained enough signatures to make the ballot. I have been reelected Chairperson of CIR every year since 1995.
1993 to present: Member of Friends of Barton Park & Scenic Clackamas River, an environmental group opposing the expansion of River Island Sand and Gravel, the last of the flood plain gravel mining operations on the Clackamas River. Friends of Barton Park supported my intervention in the Writ of Mandamus proceeding before the Clackamas County Circuit Court regarding ZO533-96-C, an application for a Mining Permit for Removal of Aggregate by Leroy Forman, described above. January 9, 1995, elected for one year as Chairperson and January 17, 1996, reelected for another term.
1991 to present:
Program Manager and in 2004, Executive Director of the Oregon Conservancy Foundation
(OCF), a nonprofit
tax exempt foundation created in 1991, as the result of a settlement in
a lawsuit against Pacific Power and Light for charging Oregon
for abandoned nuclear power plants. OCF is devoted to demonstrating the
economical, environmental and technological soundness of solar energy
conservation resources used in individual home and business
OCF is also involved in promoting the sustainability of natural
and the protection, restoration and enhancement of watersheds. I am
for managing the office and all outreach programs of the Oregon
Foundation. Since working in this position, I have produced two major
energy fairs, two major hands-on Solar Energy Workshops, and have
implement a solar energy program in Mali, Africa installing solar
in rural villages, spent six weeks working in Tanzania, Africa touring
ongoing efforts to install photovoltaic installations for use by a
organization run by the Masai and attended a solar workshop and helped
in the installation of a PV system in Mastatal, Costa Rica.. The Oregon
Conservancy Foundation has also
provided financial assistance to the Clackamas River Basin Council and
supported my involvement as a stakeholder member. OCF is a member
of Columbia Credit Union and helped in successfully opposing the
conversion of Columbia Credit Union to a Mutual Bank.
1986 to present: Co-Director of Don't Waste Oregon, now known as Don't Waste Oregon Caucus/Council, an environmental, consumer-interest organization devoted to addressing the problems of the nuclear fuel cycle and global warming.
1977 to present: Caretaker of 50 acres of land owned by the family of Earl Marsh.
2004: Candidate for the Board of Directors of the Clackamas County Peoples Utility District (PUD, a newly proposed PUD, for the purpose of acquiring Portland General Electric's service territory, in Clackamas County, from Enron Corporation. Clackamas County Voters chose not to form this PUD and I was not elected to the PUD Board.
2001: May 16, 2001, Received an award from the Dalai Lama, along with 49 other people from around the world for being Unsung Heroes of Compassion. San Jose News Article
2000: Working in opposition to Measure 79, on the May Primary Election ballot, a constitutional amendment referred by the Legislature, that would dramatically increase, by 50%, the number of signatures required to qualify a constitutional initiative for the ballot. This measure was rejected by Oregon Voters.
Nominated on April 15th at a convention of the
Pacific Green Party to be its candidate for Secretary of State of
Oregon. Ran an election campaign voluntarily imposing
campaign contributions and expenditures. I did not accept
contributions and limited the amount of money that individuals could
contribute. In the end I could not afford expensive television or
radio ads but received approximately 5% of the vote.
1998 to 2000: September 28: Created "Stop Oregon's Gambling Addiction," a Political Action Committee in opposition to Ballot Measure 66. Measure 66 proposed to use revenue from Oregon's Lottery and Video Poker operations for maintenance at State Parks and for Salmon Recovery. I was the only citizen in Oregon to file a voter pamphlet argument against this measure. It was passed into law.
1996 to 2001: December 11, 1996: elected by citizens of Clackamas County as one of two "Citizen at Large" stakeholder representatives on the Clackamas River Basin Council, a 21 member watershed council formed under ORS 541.384 to address the goal of sustaining natural resource and watershed protection, restoration and enhancement within a watershed. January 30, 1997, elected unanimously by the Basin Council to be its first Chairperson and re-elected on January 15, 1997 to serve another year as Chairperson.
1992 - 1993: December 1 and 4, 1992, participated in a nonviolent direct action at the Trojan Nuclear Power Plant that led to twelve days of incarceration in the Columbia County Jail in St. Helens, Oregon. On January 4, 1993, after repeatedly misleading voters that Trojan was safe and economical, Portland General Electric (PGE) permanently closed Trojan. On March 22, 1993, after attorneys representing Trojan protesters won a motion in court to subpoena PGE employees and their files regarding the safety of Trojan, PGE dropped all criminal charges against those arrested.
1990 - 1992: Cosponsor and chief petitioner of an initiative petition to close the Trojan Nuclear Plant, similar to the initiative sponsored in 1988. This initiative petition became Ballot Measure 5 and failed to pass in the 1992 General Election.
1989: Lobbied in the Oregon legislature on behalf of the Don't Waste Oregon Committee and authored four pieces of legislation. Senate Bills 603 and 604 specifically addressed the operation of the Trojan Nuclear Plant with SB 603 requiring the Energy Facility Siting Council (EFSC) to set earthquake standards for operating nuclear plants and SB 604 extending the Emergency Evacuation Planning Zone at Trojan from its current 10 mile radius out to 50 miles. Both SB 603 and 604 failed to pass the Legislature. Senate Bills 955 and 956 addressed earthquake preparedness in Oregon with SB 955 requiring the Department of Geology and Mineral Industries to assess geologic hazards in Oregon and SB 956 creating a Seismic Safety Commission responsible for administering the Oregon Earthquake Hazards Reduction Act of 1989. The legislature passed SB 955 and it was signed into law by the governor. The legislature failed to pass SB 956, but the governor through executive order created this Commission.
1988 - 1990: Cosponsor and chief petitioner of an initiative petition proposing "that no nuclear power plant, specifically Trojan, shall operate in Oregon unless the Energy Facility Siting Council finds, after a hearing, that: (1) a permanent radioactive waste repository has been federally licensed and is accepting waste; (2) the plant is then cost effective; and (3) the plant can withstand major earthquakes without harm to the public." This initiative petition became Ballot Measure 4 and was rejected in the 1990 General Election.
1987 - 1988: Cosponsor and Chief Petitioner of three initiative petitions. Two of these petitions would have accomplished the goals of Ballot Measures 14 and 15 that failed to pass in the 1986 General Election. (Explained below) The third petition would have extended emergency evacuation planning at the Trojan Nuclear Plant from its current 10 mile radius to 100 miles. All three petitions failed to make the ballot.Litigant, representing myself before the Oregon State Supreme Court, seeking to overturn a decision by the Oregon Energy Facility Siting Council that radioactive waste disposed on the flood plain of the Willamette River by Teledyne Wah Chang near Albany, Oregon, was not "legally" radioactive. The Supreme Court ruled against this appeal but the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency later forced Wah Chang to move its waste to a repository in Eastern Oregon.Intervener on behalf of the Citizens Utility Board in UF4000, an investigatory hearing before the Oregon Public Utility Commission concerning the proposed merger of PacifiCorp and Utah Power and Light. Intervener in UE47 and UE48, rate cases before the Oregon Public Utility Commission. I opposed PGE withholding revenues from ratepayers earned on the 15% sale of the Boardman Coal Plant to San Diego Gas and Electric and the subsequent attempt by PGE to charge ratepayers for ownership shares in the new Coalstrip Plants in Montana.Lobbyist in the 1987 legislative session on behalf of the Forelaws On Board.
1986 - 1994: Elected and served for two consecutive four-year terms on the Board of Governors of Oregon's Citizen's Utility Board.
1985-1986: Cosponsor and Chief Petitioner of two ballot measures: 1) Ballot Measure 14 proposed to stop the operation of the Trojan Nuclear Plant until the federal government licensed and operated a high-level radioactive waste repository; and 2) Ballot Measure 15 proposed to force Teledyne Wah Chang to dispose of its radioactive waste under the requirements of Ballot Measure 9 passed into law in 1984. Both Measures 14 and 15 failed in the 1986 General Election. Elected to the board of directors of the Don't Waste Oregon Committee, a political action committee formed by Forelaws On Board (FOB).
1985-1987: Member of Hanford Clearinghouse Advisory Board. In 1987 elected to the Board of Directors of the Hanford Clearinghouse and served until February 1988.
1983-1984: Cosponsor and Chief Petitioner of Ballot Measure 9, successfully passed in the 1984 General Election creating the most stringent radioactive waste disposal law in the nation for the disposal of low level radioactive waste.
1983: Intervener, on behalf of FOB, before the Oregon Public Utility Commission (PUC) opposing a proposal by Portland General Electric (PGE) and Pacific Power and Light to charge ratepayers for the abandoned WPPSS 5 and Skagit Nuclear Plants.
1982-1987: Intervener before the Oregon Energy Facility Siting Council (EFSC) on behalf of FOB, opposing an application by Teledyne Wah Chang for a license to dispose of low level radioactive waste on the flood plain of the Willamette River.
1980: Independent candidate for U.S. Congress (with the help of Steve Anderson, an attorney and long time political activist in Salem) against Republican candidate Denny Smith and the Democratic incumbent Al Ulman. The election was held in what was then known as Oregon's Second Congressional District. While I managed to gain 5% of the vote, I, along with Al Ulman, lost the race to Denny Smith.
1976-1981: Intervener before the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), on behalf of FOB, opposing an application by Puget Sound Power and Light to build the Skagit Nuclear Plants near Sedro Wooley, Washington. In 1983 Puget Sound Power and Light abandoned its application to license these nuclear plants.
1974-1982: Intervener, on behalf of Forelaws On Board in separate proceedings before EFSC and the U.S. NRC, opposing an application by PGE to build the Pebble Springs Nuclear Plants. I was responsible for case work on nuclear waste disposal, waste transportation, safety of nuclear plant operation and decommissioning. PGE in 1982 abandoned this application. During this time I also intervened in four rate cases before the Oregon PUC opposing rate increases proposed by PGE.
1969-1973: Worked extensively in the antiwar movement against the illegal war in Vietnam. Owned and operated a veneer cutting business that produced art supplies for the Portland School District.1968: Worked as a counselor for a military draft information center operated by Quakers in Binghamton N.Y. Started writing poetry.1967: Worked as a computer operator for IBM in Endicott, N.Y.
1966-1967: United States Navy, Assault Boat Coxswain, Vietnam War Veteran, Honorable Discharge.
1965-1966: Clerk in Service Department of Montgomery Wards Co., Binghamton, NY.
1968: Completed one year of college, liberal arts program, Broome Technical Community College, Binghamton, NY.
1952-1964: Formal Education, graduated Main Endwell, High School, Endwell, NY.
My Daughter: Gathering Marbet, born March 2, 1970, Portland, Oregon...
I-Poem Morgan-Marbet, born May 24, 1987, Oregon City, Oregon.
My most caring and loving fiance, Cathryn Chudy.
Date: July 16, 1947
Place: Columbus, Ohio
Parents: Lloyd Marbet and Anna Marie Knox Marbet